Machine Heel-Seat Fitter

Set up and operate machines to cut heel seats of leather soles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Heel-Seat Fitters do?

Sets up and operates machine to cut heel seat of leather sole preparatory to mounting heel: Adjusts guides and stops on machine by using sample wood heel and handtools. Adjusts rotary cutting blade on machine for specified width, depth, and bevel, using wrench and rule. Starts machine and positions shoe between guides. Pushes shoe into machine that makes marginal cut around heel seat to provide snug fit when heel is attached.


Should I be a Machine Heel-Seat Fitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Heel Fitter, Machine, Heel-Seat Fitter, Machine, Wood-Heel Fitter, Machine

    How to become a Machine Heel-Seat Fitter

    Most Machine Heel-Seat Fitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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